On Thursday, more Democratic lawmakers called on Trump Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to resign his post, after a Miami Herald investigation revealed his instrumental role in securing a sweetheart plea deal for pedophile and billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Epstein is accused of sex trafficking and rape of dozens of girls—some of his accusers were under 14 at the time the abuse took place. Yet, thanks to a plea deal brokered by Acosta, Epstein spent almost no time in prison. In the 11 months he was incarcerated, he was allowed to leave his cell and go work from an office.
None of his victims were informed of the deal.
Epstein fraternized with a variety of wealthy and prominent individuals, including Donald Trump, Bill Clinton and Alan Dershowitz, who was Epstein’s lawyer.
Following a reported segment on Acosta’s critics, CNN host Jake Tapper asked Debbie Wasserman Schultz about the labor secretary’s claim that more evidence has come to light against Epstein since 2007.
“That’s garbage,” Schultz said about Acosta’s defense.
Correction: A previous version of this post mis-attributed a quote to CNN host Jake Tapper.
Former US ambassador to Denmark torches Trump’s Greenland plan on CNN: ‘I laughed until I cried’
Rufus Gifford, who previously served as the United States' ambassador to Denmark under former President Barack Obama, told CNN's John Berman that he can't believe President Donald Trump really thinks he can buy Greenland.
During a CNN interview Monday, Berman asked Gifford what his reaction was to the president publicly discussing his desire to do a "big" real estate deal with Denmark to buy Greenland.
Gifford did not respond positively.
"Honestly, I saw the Wall Street Journal headline when I was bound for Copenhagen," he said. "Like most people, I thought it was a joke. Reading more, it became confirmed. I shook my head, as I often say, many times as I've heard about Trump's foreign policy decisions, I laughed until I cried."
Watch: Trump bluntly busted by FEC chair for pushing phony voter fraud accusations
Appearing on CNN on Monday morning, the head of the Federal Election Commission had harsh words for President Donald Trump for continuing to push election fraud accusations, saying their investigation found absolutely no evidence to back up the president's claims.
Speaking with host John Berman, Ellen Weintraub, a Democrat who had been nominated in President George W. Bush's administration, got right to the point.
"Facts matter," Weintraub said of the president's accusations that he continues to repeat at his rallies. "And people of America need to be able to believe what their leaders tell them. It is damaging to our democracy to spread information that as you yourself just described as baseless."
Anthony Scaramucci says Trump cabinet officials are preparing to turn on the president
Former Trump administration official Anthony Scaramucci predicts that some current cabinet officials are ready to jump ship and denounce President Donald Trump.
Scaramucci, who has recently abandoned his support for the president, told CNN's Alisyn Camerota that some current administration officials will soon turn on Trump and work against his 2020 re-election.
"It's a little bit like a cycle," Scaramucci said. "I mean, if you can get the cycle started, some people that are fear-based due to the president's bullying or the nonsense on his Twitter feed or how he handles himself personally, they're intimidated by him."